First Congregational Church
(United Church of Christ)
Rev. Toby Jones, Pastor

101 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-547-9122


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Family Devotional- Episode #4

*If possible, have this conversation outdoors in nature! Read 1st John 4:11-12 from a family friendly translation like The Message or The New International Version. (Remember this is the 1st letter of John toward the very end of the New Testament, NOT the Gospel of John) Ask everyone to think of and share some examples of how God loves us. (Be… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- July 4, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix July 1, 2021 Join us for either in-person or virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! A Message from Toby… Our Church Family Could Use a Few Champions…or to Let a Few Things Go             In any church of which I’ve been a part, there are always… Read More »


Wanted: Followers NOT Fans- A Look at Christian Discipleship Tuesday 06/29 @ 10 am

Tuesday, June 29 – Passages: Philippians 3:7-11 & I John 4:7-12             Questions: What is the difference between knowing about God and knowing God? Which are most of us better at? Why?                         From Phil 3:10-11, how is it that we come to “know Christ?”                         From I John 4:7-12, how is that we “know God?”                         How can we… Read More »


Sermon: “Taking Care of One Another- the 4th Lesson from Lockdown” 06/27/2021

“Taking Care of One Another – the 4th Lesson from Lockdown” Based on Mark 12:28-31 & Luke 10:25-37 A Message Offered by Toby Jones to the People of FCUCC on 6/27/21 We’ve been exploring the lessons we learned during the Covid lockdown of the past year. We’ve realized that we really did learn some important things that can help us… Read More »


Family Devotional – Episode #3

Read Luke 10:25-37 from The Message translation or the NIV. Ask your children what they noticed or found interesting about the story. Ask them why the two priests might have walked on by without helping. Reread verses 34 -35, which describe exactly what the Samaritan did. Then ask why they think he did all that. Reread the very last line… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- June 24, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix June 24, 2021 Join us for either in-person or virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! A Message from Toby… A Look At The Road Ahead…from your pastor             Since we only have one week left of our current sermon series – “Better Than Back to Normal:… Read More »


Better than Back to Normal- Tuesday 06/22 @ 10am

Tuesday, June 22 – Passages: Mark 12:28-31 & Luke 10:25-37            Questions: Of all the stories Jesus could have told to illustrate how to love                   one’s neighbor, why do you think he told this one?                Why would Jesus use a priest and a Levite as examples of what NOT to do? What is he getting at here?               … Read More »


Sermon: Slowing Down: Another Lesson Covid Taught Us – June 20, 2021

                    Slowing Down: Another Lesson Covid Taught Us                          Based on Psalm 46:1-10 & Luke 10:38-42      A Sermon Offered by Toby Jones to FCUCC of Charlevoix on 6.20.21         As we move into our 3rd week of this series on “Better than Back to Normal – Living the Lessons of the Covid Pandemic,” we turn to… Read More »


Family Devotional: Episode #2- “Be Still and Know That I am God”

Read Psalm 46:10 from the New International Version or another contemporary translation. Read it several times until everyone in your family has it memorized. (It’s only 8 words long, so it’s easy to remember) Go out on your patio, deck, or backyard and find a place for everyone to sit comfortably, Challenge the group to see if everyone can sit… Read More »


Weekly Newsletter- June 17, 2021

First Congregational U.C.C. Charlevoix June 17, 2021 Join us for either in-person or virtual worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Click Here for Online Worship and the Digital Bulletin! A Message from Toby…            I’m wondering how everyone is doing with our “Better than Back to Normal” worship series? It is my hope that each of… Read More »